This band actually illustrates experiments with three stitches. The top line consists of two rows of buttonhole stitch, which is followed by whipped chain stitch. The last line is up and down buttonhole stitch.
For the buttonhole stitch I used a hand dyed cotton the same weight as perle 5. For the chain stitch I used a hand dyed baby wool. For the up and down buttonhole stitch I used a hand dyed mercerised cotton.
This section of the sampler is worked on tea towel linen which is not quite an even weave.
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton thread
Disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) on the synthetic threads such as baby wool.
All samples are 15 cm (6 inches) wide and stitched together in one long band sampler.
The sampler is currently 44 ft 5 inches or 533 inches (1353.83 centimetres) or 14.8 yards (13.53 metres) long and still being added to.
This section of the sampler is dated 1996 – Jan 1998
Sampler FAQ and back story
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All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.